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Ten Ways to Keep Cholesterol in Check During the Holidays

Ten Ways to Keep Cholesterol in Check During the Holidays 0

Festive holiday get-togethers can sometimes bring an unwelcome gift – an abundance of opportunities to let your cholesterol go haywire. Here are 10 tips to get through the season’s parties, meals, and events while keeping your cholesterol in check.
Recent Research Sparks Debate Over Benefits vs Side Effects of Statins

Recent Research Sparks Debate Over Benefits vs Side Effects of Statins 0

In 2013, The British Medical Journal (BMJ) published papers by Harvard Medical School's John Abramson and UK cardiologist Aseem Malhotra claiming up to 20 percent of statin users get side effects.
Can CoQ10 Help with Statin-Caused Muscle Pain?

Can CoQ10 Help with Statin-Caused Muscle Pain? 0

Doctors often prescribe statins for high cholesterol. Research has shown they are effective and that with statins, cholesterol levels do come down and incidents of heart attack and stroke decrease. Statins are so popular with cardiologists and general practitioners that one in four adults between ages 40 and 75 are taking them in the United States.
Make Sure You Don’t Mix Grapefruit and Statins

Make Sure You Don’t Mix Grapefruit and Statins 0

Grapefruit contains a certain chemical called furanocoumarin that blocks the absorption of statins in the liver. The statin drug has nowhere else to go but to head straight for the bloodstream. Here it will linger in high concentrations, raising your risk of statin side effects. The more grapefruit juice you drink, the higher your risk.
An Avocado a Day Can Improve LDL Levels if You Struggle with Weight Gain

An Avocado a Day Can Improve LDL Levels if You Struggle with Weight Gain 0

One avocado a day is enough to effectively lower your cholesterol, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The results of this study show that it takes only about a week of eating one avocado a day, in conjunction with a healthy, moderate fat diet, to lower LDL cholesterol levels.1
Don’t Use Progress From Statin Therapy as a Free Pass to Eat More

Don’t Use Progress From Statin Therapy as a Free Pass to Eat More 0

Until more research is conducted on the subject, you should stick to proven guidelines developed for statin use. You can also make sure you’re engaging in positive lifestyle habits that support your heart health. Statins are a tool to, not a scapegoat.